Thursday, February 26, 2009

Confession

Saturday afternoon Bill came down with the chills and then went downhill from there. Sunday was his turn to sleep in, so about 12:30pm I went to check on him. He was laying in bed surfing on the laptop. He said he felt just terrible and just wanted to lay in bed all day. Instead of laying in bed I strongly coerced him into getting up and doing a couple of errands with me and the girls. This is despite him saying he thought he had the flu.

I should say, I didn't doubt that Bill was as sick as he said he was. But in all honesty, I thought he was being a a bit of a big baby. Despite being sick, I thought he should still be well enough to be able to go with me on a couple of really small trips. Suck it up buttercup! I go do things when I'm sick too!

Fast forward to Monday, and Karma comes back and hits me in the butt, HARD. Bill is not 100%, but feeling much, much better. After doing a great workout, jogging/walking 3 miles, I was feeling great. But then, just a few hours later and I got the chills. I finally jumped in the shower as an attempt to warm up.

I cannot tell you how quickly I went downhill from there. Yesterday, I was so sick that I needed to go to the doctor and had to have Bill drive me. Today, my bronchitis symptoms are much better but the flu is hitting me so hard I can hardly move.

And what have I learned from all of this?
1) Bill really is a tough guy. The next time he says he's sick, I'm just going to close off the door for quarantine purposes and let him emerge when he's well.

2) Payback is a beyatch. Not only am I sicker and for longer, I get to have the kids all by myself tonight as Bill needs to be gone.


Karma is laughing furiously at me right now. And somewhere under Bill's outward sympathy for me is the smuggest expression of "I told you so" one has ever sported.

10 comments:

Sandi said...

Oh my. You just never know with men if they are as truly sick as they think they are. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Mel said...

I'm the baby when it comes to being sick, so I pretty much just leave my dh alone if he is sick. I do have to say that he is generally tougher than me. I hope you feel better soon!

Megan R. said...

I feel your pain lady. I had that flu about a month ago, and thought for sure I was dying. I wish you a super speedy recovery!

Stacey said...

I hope you feel better soon. I always think my husband is not as bad as he says he is.

Zoey's Mommy said...

Hope you get feeling better soon!!

Deanna said...

"suck it up buttercup"?! I have a new line now!! *giggling*

Wow...that would be how it works, huh? We do have to do things even when we're sick. No more of those days of the past when feeling ill meant staying on the couch all day in peace and quiet. I hope it's an uneventful evening with the girls and a nice long night of sleep for you!

Joanna said...

We have had similar things happen in my household too. I've learned to keep the "suck it ups" in my mind because it comes back to haunt me every time.

Kelly Deneen said...

hehe. I am glad I'm not the only one to get irritated with the husband when he is "sick." We do so much when we're sick, and I agree that they usually get all dramatic about it. ha! I hope you feel better soon!!

Mama Mia said...

I hope you feel better

Michelle said...

Yikes. Hope you're feeling better soon. Considering that my husband called in sick to school and got a sub yesterday and I made fun of him and today I'm coughing nonstop... this doesn't bode well, does it? Where's that Vitamin-C?